nbc's miguel almaguer in tucson, good evening >> reporter: brian, good evening, jared lee loughner, now 24, never addressed his victims and showed no emotion as he was sentenced to prison, without the possibility of parole, for life. many addressed him for the first time ever, there was tears, anger, grief, and for some, resolution. one by one. >> going to be great, we're not going to let him win. >> reporter: victims like mave stoddard arrived in court. to face the gunman who killed six and wounded 13 gabrielle giffords looked at loughner, and held her husband's hand as mark kelly spoke firmly. you may have put a bullet through her head but you have not put a dent in her spirit. after today, after this moment, here and now, gabby and i are done thinking about you. the victims say this is not closure, but a step forward.